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Evan White 2017 MLB Draft

Evan White | 1B | 6’3 | 200 | B/L | Kentucky | Never drafted

Rank: No. 43 in the Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects

Rank: No. 65 in the Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects

Scouting Report: White is not your typical college first baseman. Usually college first baseman are players who can’t handle another position. White, who wears number 19 because it’s Joey Votto’s number, is athletic enough and fast enough (he’s an above-average runner) to play in the outfield and his plus arm would fit in right field. But White is such a gifted defender at first base that Kentucky has kept him in the dirt. He’s a 70 defender at first on the 20-to-80 scouting scale with range, the hands to scoop balls out of the dirt and excellent flexibility. He’s shown himself to be an adequate corner outfielder when he got some time in the grass while playing for USA Baseball’s College National Team last summer. And he has a long track record of hitting–he hit .318 as a freshman, hit .376 as a sophomore and was posting similar stats as a junior, having shaken off hip and hamstring injuries that sidelined him early in 2017. White projects as an above-average or even plus hitter. But scouts do understandably wonder about White’s power. He generally earns fringe-average power grades from scouts and he’s never reached double digits in home runs at Kentucky. As a righthanded hitting, lefthanded throwing first baseman/corner outfielder White is going to have to hit for at least average power in pro ball. He does have some athleticism and the frame to add some more weight.


17 .394 6 26 .473 .655 1.128
16 .376 5 40 .419 .535 .954
15 .318 2 28 .369 .410 .779


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